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  • Tony Peacock, CRCA CEO
    Keeping up with CRC Opportunities

    There's an awful lot happening in the CRC world. You'll need to pay attention just to keep up: the Northern Development CRC is getting underway; Round 18 of the CRC Programme is (almost) completed, Round 3 of CRC-Projects closes tomorrow; Defence CRCs are starting up and the consultation on priorities ahead of Round 19 is getting processed. Let's go through them one by one.


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CRCs in the news

  • New Data Visualisation tools for the Department of Defence

    Data to Decisions CRC (D2D CRC) has recently completed a project for several Government agencies. The project, Immersive Intelligence Pod, run by Professor Bruce Thomas from the University of South Australia (UniSA) has created two new visualisations that can understand the relationship between moving entities.


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CRC Association – bringing knowledge together


  • 2017-2018 Pre-budget Submission

    The CRC Association submits that the total resources to the CRC Programme should be lifted to $200 million in the 2017-2018 Budget (from the current $160 million) and maintained in real terms over the forward estimates. The total cost over the next three years is $108 million. This would partially restore the CRC Programme budget and enable the programme to continue to deliver for Australia.


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If you are thinking about postgraduate study, you’ll also be thinking about postgraduate work.

A third of PhD-trained researchers in Australia work in industry but this proportion is set to boom during your career (in the US it’s more like two-thirds).

So if you are thinking about further study, give some thought to where you’ll end up working and consider training through a Cooperative Research Centre (CRC). CRCs give you industry experience and the chance to work on the major challenges facing Australia.

Find out more about current scholarship/study opportunities at CRCs